BACKGROUND OF THE MUKOMBE LIBRARY

Mukombe library came into force with the start of Kabale University in 2002.Kabale University Library is officially known as Mukombe Library .The Library was named after the late Mr. Mikaili Mugambagye Mukombe. This was after the University authorities accepted the offer of Mukombe family to renovate the building to house the Library and name it after him. The late Mukombe was one of the famous Saza Chiefs of Kigezi in colonial times. Mukombe library, Kabale University is a nerve centre of all academic activities in the University .It provides a wide range of information resources and facilities .The library consists of two blocks: Mukombe Library and Mukombe Library store. The Main Library houses the Librarian’s Office, Reception (Issue desk), library stock in shelves, some computers for E-Resources & E- Books access and reading space.

The Library consists of the following sections:

  • Reference and Circulation section
  • Technical service section
  • Periodicals and ICT service section
  • Reading space.

The library offers the following services

  • Reference and Information Services

Internet and E-Resource Services

E-BOOKS

EBrary

Ebrary: Provides access to multidisciplinary Collection of books

Note: Get Passwords from the e-resources Librarian. Email: natercoord@gmail.com

OUP – E-Books American National Biography

American National Biography Online is the premier biographical work on people from all eras who have influenced and shaped American history and culture. You’ll find profiles of more than 19,000 men and women from all walks of American life, from the well-known to the infamous to the obscure.

OUP – E-books Dictionary of National Biography

Explore the lives of over 57,000 people worldwide who have shaped the British past over the last 2,400 years from the 4th-century BC Greek explorer Pytheas to Princess Diana, and from the founding fathers of America to the Nawabs of Bengal.

OUP – E-books Grove Art Online

An award-winning resource on every aspect of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day

OUP – E-books Grove Music Online

Offers over 55,000 articles on people and places, instruments and techniques, genres and styles.

OUP – E-books International Law in Domestic Courts

The International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC), accessed through Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL) brings together decisions on public international law from international courts and tribunals, domestic courts and ad hoc tribunals. In-depth information includes: Headnote, Summary of case facts and judicial holdings, Full text of the opinion of the court, Analytical commentary from scholarly experts, Accurate translations into English of key passages of non-English decisions, List of cases and instruments cited, and other stages in the same proceedings

OUP – E-Books Oxford English Dictionary Online

The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over 600,000 words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 3 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books

OUP – E-books Oxford Reference Online

Offers access to top-quality, authoritative information on every subject from Art to Zoology.

OUP – E-books Oxford Scholarship Online

Oxford Scholarship Online is a cross-searchable library containing the full text of over 4,600 Oxford books in the humanities, social sciences, sciences medicine, and law. Specially-commissioned abstracts and keywords are available at book and chapter level, and at least 500 new and recently-published books are added each year.

Springer Link

Maklib subscribes for the ICT and Engineering eBooks (2014 publications), and Business & Economics and Social Science & Law eBooks (2015 publications)

ESEARCH4LIFE

ARDI

The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program is coordinated by WIPO together with its partners in the publishing industry with the aim to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries.

By improving access to scholarly literature from diverse fields of science and technology, ARDI seeks to:

  • reinforce the capacity of developing countries to participate in the global knowledge economy; and
  • support researchers in developing countries in creating and developing new solutions to technical challenges faced on a local and global level.

Currently, 17 publishers provide access to around 20,000 journals, books, and reference works for 117 developing countries and territories through ARDI.

AGORA

The AGORA program, set up by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to an outstanding digital library collection in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. AGORA provides a collection of more than 3500 key journals and 3300 books to 2500 institutions in 116 countries. AGORA is designed to enhance the scholarship of the many thousands of students, faculty and researchers in agriculture and life sciences in the developing world.

HINARI

HINARI Programme set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables low- and middle- income countries to gain access to one of the world’s largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Up to 13,000 journals (in 30 different languages), up to 29,000 e-books, up to 70 other information resources are now available to health institutions in more than 100 countries, areas and territories benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improve world health.

OARE

Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) is led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with major publishers. The programme enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world’s largest collections of environmental science research.

OARE enhances environmental research by connecting academics, researchers and policy makers in low and middle income countries with online research and scholarly information. Up to 5710 peer reviewed journals and 1119 online books, and other information resources are available to environmental institutions in more than 100 countries benefitting many thousands of environment researchers, practitioners, policy makers, educators, and students.

OPEN ACCESS RESOURCES

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a discovery service for peer reviewed books published under an open access license. DOAB provides a searchable index to the information about these books, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher’s website or repository.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) lists free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and languages.

OpenDOAR

OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Contain digital collections that preserve and provide access of intellectual output of an institution, and content varies i.e. could be open or closed, though open is encouraged today.Each OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded there. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled list of repositories.

As well as providing a simple repository list, OpenDOAR lets you search for repositories or search repository contents

Open Access Journal

Bioline International
Bioline International is a not-for-profit scholarly publishing cooperative committed to providing open access to quality research journals published in developing countries. It provides open access to peer reviewed bioscience journals published in developing countries. The journals contain timely research on public health, international development, tropical medicine, food and nutritional security, and biodiversity

British Medical Journal (BMJ):

Biomed central:

Free Medical Journals:

Public Library of Science:

Highwire Press

HighWire Press is a division of the Stanford University Libraries that produces the online versions of peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly content. Resources include a vast database of full-text scholarly, high-impact materials.

Alberta Law Review

Amsterdam Law reform

Goettingen Journal of International Law

Journal of Law and Commerce

Annales Geophysicae

Earth Planets and Space

Current article of EPS are also available on Springer Open at:http://www.earth-planets-space.com/

Springer Open Journals

REPOSITORIES

Institutional repositories: “digital collections that preserve and provide access to the intellectual output of an institution.” Contents  in IR vary, some  could be open or closed, though open is encouraged.

Makerere Institutional Repository (Mak IR)

Mak IR is a collection of scholarly output of by researchers of Makerere University, including scholarly articles and books, electronic theses and dissertations, conference proceedings, technical reports and digitised library collections. It is the official Institutional Repository (IR) of Makerere University.

Virginia Tech University

Provides access to theses and dissertations generated by a variety of harvesters and search engines in cooperation with the NDLTD–Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.

Ethos: Electronic Theses Online Service

Requires one to register. Provides access to over 350,000 UK  doctoral theses

SUBJECT REPOSITORES

Institutional repositories: “digital collections that preserve and provide access the intellectual output of a Subject area, Contents vary. Full text or bibliographic. Most of them are open access, examples,

Arxiv
Provides open access to 855,382 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics. Contains open e-print archive with over 100000 articles in physics, 10000 in mathematics, and 1000 in computer science.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences.The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 490,600 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 399,400 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. The eLibrary also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications.

WorldWideScience.org
WorldWideScience.org: provides one-stop searching of national and international scientific databases and portals. This enables anyone with internet access to launch a single-query search of 32 national scientific databases and portals from 52 countries. Users can search more than 200 million pages of science and technology information not typically accessible through popular search engines. Some of the resources that you will come cross searching via WorldWideScience include DOAJ and all the Journals Online projects (JOLs).

Open Access Educational Resources/Courseware

Provide open access learning objects: Quiz, Syllabi, course outline, notes, presentations, simulations, games, videos, podcasts etc. Mostly feature a community of users. Among others, these include:

Merlot
MERLOT is a free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy.   MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, collection of peer reviewed higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services.

Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK)
The Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK) is a partnership-based e-learning initiative to train individuals and support institutions and networks world-wide in the effective management of agricultural information. IMARK consists of a suite of distance learning resources, tools and communities on information management. There are separate portals in French and Spanish.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge for teachers and learner Worldwide learning network of shared teaching and learning materials made freely available online. Grouped by subject area and grade

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Courseware

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

Is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world

Tufts University is committed to offering the world’s learners free access to its many academic resources. Tufts                       OpenCourseWare (OCW) seeks to capitalize on the potential of the internet to eliminate borders and geographic distance as obstacles to the instantaneous exchange of knowledge and new ideas. Unlike distance learning programs that charge tuition, provide formal instruction and limit participation, OpenCourseWare offers all course materials free to everyone with online access.

Public Domain Resources

These include works that are out of copyright. These include among others:

Allows free download eBooks from kindle, android, ipad, nook, epub or read online.

The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.              Provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public.

PUBLISHERS

  • African Journals Online (AJOL)  Abstracts of over 250 African-published journals, with access to some full text online, and a document delivery service.
  • American Institute of Physics  AIP publishes 11 journals, two magazines, and a conference proceedings series. Their Scitation platform hosts over one million articles from more than 25 scholarly publishers.
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers  ASABE Technical Library includes a range of content including journals, textbook materials, monographs, standards and proceedings as well as the important reference work-in-progress, Design Topics.
  • American Society of Civil Engineers  ASCE Journals Online provides access to 30 journals encompassing more than 18,500 full-text papers published since 1995. Approximately 1500 new papers will be added each year.
  • Annual Reviews  Annual Reviews publications operate as a high quality filter, prioritising and synthesising the primary research literature in 33 different disciplines for the Biomedical, Life, Physical and Social Sciences.
  • Beech Tree Publishing  Access to two international, peer-reviewed academic journals.
  • Patron Administration services
  • Circulation services
  • Current awareness services (CAS)
  • Selective dissemination of information (SDI)
  • User education
  • Information Retrieval and Dissemination Services
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